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with republican is setting the stage for another congressional battle. president obama says washington had to increase the debt ceiling in order to pay its bills. he singled out republican law americas warning them he will not negotiate on the matter adding brinkmanship would be absurd and irresponsible. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more, all it does is say that america will pay it's bills. we are not a dead beat nation. >> in a statement john fwhier says the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real so, too, are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. republican senator mike lee of ue ah taw says the government needs put into place structural spending reform because simple spending cuts will no longer do the job. we are going to face another credit downgrade i fear because we will face it again without think being the way paushiwashi spends money. >> he is willing to work with republicans to reign in spending. he wants to conduct those talks separately from the gop to raise the debt ceiling. he hopes by doing so
. >> woodruff: there's one week left until washington plays host to president obama's second-term inauguration. the preparations on the west front of the capitol building are well under way, getting set for the president, hundreds of distinguished guests, and a huge crowd. celebrities will star at a series of special events, despite the fact that fewer than half the 1.8 million visitors who showed up for the historic first inaugural four years ago are expected. still, the president's private fundraising goal for the festivities is about the same as 2009. then, he raised $53 million from individual donations alone that were capped at $50,000 each. this year, the presidential inaugural committee plans to accept unlimited contributions from both individuals and corporations. the committee aims to raise $50 million. in comparison, the second inauguration of george w. bush raised over $42 million and took corporate donations of up to $250,000. late dollars we asked about criticism of how this event is being paid for this year. >> we are funding this event the same way as many civic events all aroun
the country's ability to defend itself. >> karzai met with u.s. president barack obama last week in washington. the two sides have agreed that afghan forces will take the lead in security operations starting this spring. u.s. troops will transition to a support role. unmanned drones help international forces in afghanistan collect intelligence on the 5,000 occasions last year. but afghan forces have lacked that technology, forcing them to rely on foreign allies for intelligence. international combat troops are scheduled to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. time is running out to improve the capabilities of the of began military. and that wraps up our bulletin for today. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. emboldened citizens still demanding democracy. the threat of violence, the push for peace, the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok only on nhk world "newsline." >>> the candidate of prime minister abe approved a budget to bolster the flagging economy. if approved by parliament, the budget would enable
? >> larry, this is the politics of what happens in washington. president obama went to the podium today and he outlined the hard-line position. this was red meat for the liberal base. we know though just as we saw in the fiscal cliff that a deal will have to be struck to avoid a government shut down. i think he ultimately he will come to the center, depends how much. >> kate, i don't think america is a deadbeat nation and i don't think republicans are deadbeats because they want to cut spending. which is really the big problem. >> yeah, this president has zero interest in cuttings or discussing cutting spending. he's made it clear, carnie made it clear. obama wants to destroy the opposition here. saying that the republicans are holding a gun to the head of the american people, that was a shocking statement that they want to limit payments to the elderly and yet again children with disabilities. this man knows no shame and he is not -- i do not believe he has any interest in coming to the negotiating table. i think he's just using this and his 50 or 53% approval rating as another chance
kleess, tested negative for drugs and alcohol. in washington, dc, president obama is looking at recommendations on the gun control task force which have not been made public. the president is expected to present them to congress tomorrow. they are expected to include banning assault weapons, eliminating the capacity of am mission magazines and instituting universal background trucks. the n.r.a. say they will fight any ban on weapons. >> here is a like look at a gun buyback that opened a few minutes ago in marin city with a few people there. the buy back at st. andrew's presbyterian church is one of five locations across marin county where people can turn in their guns, no questions asked. anyone turning in a handgun, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new feature in an invitation-only event at the headquarters. abc7 news reporter is live in the newsroom with
for drugs and alcohol. in washington, dc, president obama is looking at recommendations on the gun control task force which have not been made public. the president is expected to present them to congress tomorrow. they are expected to include banning assault weapons, eliminating the capacity of am mission magazines and instituting universal background trucks. the n.r.a. say they will fight any ban on weapons. >> here is a like look at a gun buyback that opened a few minutes ago in marin city with a few people there. the buy back at st. andrew's presbyterian church is one of five locations across marin county where people can turn in their guns, no questions asked. anyone turning in a handgun, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new feature in an invitation-only event at the headquarters. abc7 news reporter is live in the newsroom with details. katie? >> business and techn
. now to the other piece of this in washington. >> president obama said today he's reviewing a series of proposals from vice president biden about how to curb gun violence in this country. the president was asked about that fight today at his final news conference of his first term. he was also pressed about this looming fight over the debt ceiling. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, was part of the questioning. he joins us from there tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as you mentioned, vice president biden formally gave the president the gun violence task force recommendation that he was charged with getting. and while the president said he's formally going to unveil what his proposals are going to be, he did say today that if congress doesn't act at this news conference, he's willing to do it himself. during the hour-long press conference, president obama said he wants stronger background checks and limits on assault weapons and ammunition. but acknowledged the difficult politics. >> those are things i continue to believe make sense. will a
. >>> and in washington president barack obama is now going over the recommendations of vice- president joseph biden for new gun policy legislation. reportedly the president is considering 19 steps that could be taken through executive action without having to go through congress. >>> the national rifle association has set off a controversy with its new app. it is called n ra practice range and it provides players with a virtual shooting gallery where they can hone their gun skills. it has surprised everybody since n ra has been strong critics of live violent video games. they have the toughest gun control laws and they will crackdown on high am missing magazine -- ammunition magazines and it is in response to the newtown connecticut shooting one month ago. >>> one man is dead in east palo alto's first homicide of the year. police rushed to illinois street and perdue avenue about 1:45 yesterday afternoon after the shot spotter system detected gunfire. they found jonathan who had been shot multiple times. he died at the scene. a second gunshot victim arrived at the hospital and he is in critical cond
for president obama's inauguration in washington. >> pam: as president barack obama's second inauguration rapidly approaches. washinton d.c. is abuzz with preparations. 900,000 people are expected to attend this years ceremony. but that's only half the number of people that turned out to see the inauguration in 2009. about 250,000 people have the much coveted tickets to stand close to the president. last time many were turned away in confusion but this year looks to be better. there will be a private ceremony on january 20th followed by the public inauguration on january 21st. >> facebook is generating a lot buzz with a mysterious pressthe social media giant has invited the news media to "come and see what we're building." much of the speculation is latching onto the long- rumored facebook smartphone or tablet. but c-e-o mark zuckerberg told a magazine in september a phone is "clearly" the wrong strategy for facebook. we will be right back. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd
circumstance here in washington in the obama time a lot more cutting than revenue raising. >> john: alex, let in go over to you. why can't we get a deal done on the deficit? is it that republicans refuse to raise taxes or is there more to it. >> you look at every fight whether its fight over the debt ceiling, fight over guns, immigration, and you're going to see brutal fights. why? this is one of the most polarized congresses we've had in years. you have democrats and republicans who make up the majority occupying very conservative districts. there is very little political incentive for either party to come together and making a deal, and republicans bringing the nation to a government shut down may makes sense to them. >> john: you talked about how obama managed to drive a wedge between red state republicans and blue state republicans. is that what he's trying to do on the debt ceiling debate as well. >> you can the white house adopt a divide and conquer strategy for quite a bit of time. there are 85 house republicans who voted yes on the bill and created the margin it needed to pass. here's
.b.r."! >> susie: the next big fight in washington has begun. president obama today called on republican lawmakers to authorize an increase in the nations debt limit, saying that messing with it could potentially have catastrophic results for many americans and the overall economy. he warned markets would go haywire if congress does not act, interest rates would rise, and checks to social security beneficiaries would stop. and he said even thinking about the u.s. not paying its bills is irresponsible and, "absurd". darren gersh reports. >> reporter: in his first news conference of the new year the president gave a harsh lecture to republicans about the need to raise the debt ceiling and he once again said there was no way he'd negotiate with congress about something it should do anyway. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> reporter: republicans called the president hypocritical for saying h
heating up in washington as president obama outlines his goal to tight restrictions in the aftermath of the newtown shootings. is the deal even possible, or will the president simply forces platform through with an executive order. joining me, fox news digital politics editor joining me with the latest. great to have you on the show. thank you for coming on. i want to start with this idea of the executive order. do you think that is the direction that the white house will end up going? >> well, they sure as heck don't seem to be trying to build legislative consensus. we saw in the very beginning when you subprogram democrats like john mention from west virginia, bob casey from pennsylvania, and say it is time for a national dialogue, if you would have seen those folks included in this process, what you would expect is the president was looking for broad legislative package that he could put through, but they have gone the other way. you w it when the vice president met today with people who were not just in favor of some gun-control, but people who were enthusiastic about a broad bas
on gun-control and will push for action. the front page of the washington journal says president obama escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, r. triple-a credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our mystery, our businesses cr
most sales don't require any background check, president obama would need congress. in today's abc news/"washington post" poll, a vast majority of americans said they would support extending background checks to gun shows. but the manager of this virginia gun shop says that more background checks will just harass law-abiding gun buyers. >> the only people that are likely to comply with it are law-abiding citizens. well, they're not the problem. >> reporter: meanwhile, guns are selling at a record pace. a response to fears about what the president will do on guns. what do you make of the long lines we're seeing at gun shows and gun stores all around the country? >> those who oppose any common sense gun control or gun safety measures have pretty a pretty effective way of ginning up fear, everybody's guns are going to be taken away. >> reporter: while washington waits for the president's plan, things are already happening in the states. today alone, political leaders in new york, maryland and chicago moved forward on gun initiatives. and in connecticut, the families of the victims of the sandy hook sh
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. the washington, d.c. media has ramped up their long-standing criticism of president obama for not socializing with republicans. at his press conference today, the president was actually asked about being too insular and not socializing enough. here is part of his response. >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. you know, if you think about, let's say, myself and speaker boehner, i like speaker boehner personally. and when we went out and played golf, we had a great time. but that didn't get a deal done in 2011. >> the president's social schedule is actually part of the national discussion going on in washington, d.c. today. very important, huh? there is a whole list of serious issues facing this country right now like, you know, jobs, unemployment, the debt ceiling, maybe the war in afghanistan could have gotten a word today, or a question are we really getting out. in the d.c. media they're concerned about who is at what cocktail party and what everybody is wearing and how come you're not talking to more people. meanwhile, the president said he pu
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of the developments in washington. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and rob. president obama says he's not going to worry about the politics of gun control. he's going to worry about what makes sense. but the fact is, some of his tougher proposals will need congressional approval. president obama will unveil his plan for curbing gun violence this week, with or without congress. >> there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation that are within my authority as president. >> reporter: the president's gun task force has identified executive actions he can take. at the top of president obama's list is reinstating the assaults weapons ban. and background checks for people who purchase guns at gun shows. both of those will require members of congress to act. >> members of congress will have to have a debate. >> reporter: according to a new abc news/"washington post" poll, there's overwhelming support for certain gun control measures. 88% of americans support gun show background checks. and 65% support a ban on high-capacity magazines. gun shop owners think more background checks will har
you. >> greta: and now to washington, where it's not just republicans taking president obama to the wood shed over the debt ceiling today the white house press car taking on the president and president obama getting, well, rather testy. >> are you considering a plan b and if not, why not? >> chuck, what i'm saying to you is that there's no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. >> what chuck and i and many people are curious, the new adamant desire for you not to negotiate and seems to conflict with the modern era of presidents and the debt ceiling and your own history of the debt ceiling. >> i think if you look at the history getting votes for the debt ceiling is always difficult. i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. >> you say you're not going to negotiate on the debt ceiling this year, why should house republicans take that seriously and think if we get to the one minut
are live in washington, dc, with the latest from our reporter. >> good morning, president obama said he is not going to worry about the politics of gun control but will worry about what makes sense. some of the major proposals will need congressional approval. >> president obama will unveil the plan for curbing gun violence this woke promising action with or without help from congress. >> i am confident there are steps we can take that do not require legislation and are if my authority as president. >> the president's gun task force identified executive actions he can take but at the top of the list is reinstating the i salt weapons ban and extending background checks for people with purchase firearms at gun show which requires congress to act. >> members of congress have to have a debate and examine their conscience. >> according to a washington post/abc news poll there is overwhelming support for certain new gun control measures, with 88 percent of americans support gun show background checks and 65 percent support a ban on high capacity magazines. more background checks will harass l
performance-enhancing drugs. why is he telling the truth now. president obama is reviewing recommendations to prevent gun violence. will he use the executive order to tweak existing gun laws? as washington prepares to duke it out over the debt ceiling, one said we should get rid of it all together? does ben bernanke have a point? >> the nra releases a new target practice ap for kids as young as 4. >> we have a packed show for you this morning. mike thompson joins us and greg walden is our guest. the congressman and newly crowned miss america, mallory hagen will be joining us. tuesday, january 15th and starting point begins right now. . >>> welcome to starting point. after years and years of lying to the world, lance armstrong is finally coming clean. there report he's confessed to oprah winfrey and he used drugs to win his titles. sources say he is in talks to have some of the millions he was paid by the postal service to sponsor the tour. cnn's ed is live in austin, texas. let's talk about what he told oprah and what the next steps are for lance armstrong. >> the big question will be to w
by the democrats, by the obama administration, that they kept under wraps according to the washington post, through the election cycle, and now they're trotting it out. and of course, they're going to surround themselves with children and the problem that i have is not just with the cynicism and the propaganda value of the image that they're conjuring up here, but the fact that they're going to present the american people with a series of proposals that will trample the second amendment as they desire to do, but that it won't solve the problem that we're looking to solve while they oppose every rational-- >> that's a different issue, whether the proposals are going to stop it or not. i want to stick to the using the children. and newtown was a month ago and already seeming to lose some effect. that's not well-phrased, but i'm saying the emotion that we all felt right after newtown, it does seem to be waning and that's the human experience, that's good for people, they need to move on and can't function in that kind of grief. so maybe the white house is trying to remind people that 20 babies were ki
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in washington. the political cavalry has arrived. new york senator chuck schumer has given his seal of approval to president obama's defense nominee. any decision that could rally senate democrats and signal an easier path to confirmation for former senator chuck hagel. joining us now washington post columnist greta -- white house correspondent kristen welker. welcome both. kristen, what is the white house, breathing a huge sigh of relief now that they've reeled chuck schumer in on the hagel mom nation? >> this is hugely important. a lot of people looking to chuck schumer to see how he would come down on this issue. i think one of the key parts of the statement that chuck schumer announced was that he doesn't believe that some of these answers that hagel had given are just because he is in line to become the next defense secretary. he asked some questions about iran, his position on israel, and chuck schumer today coming out and saying that he feels confident that hagel is in line with where the president stands on these things, that he is willing to act unilaterally when it comes to iran and n
the white house push here in washington? promises promises. today a deep dive into a president obama pitched as candidate obama and what he did from that first inaugural speech to his announcement speech and, of course, when he accepted that nomination. we are looking back at all of it. it is very interesting and you should take look. good morning from washington. tuesday, january 15, 2013. this is the -- little bit late, "daly run-down." i'm chuck todd. first reads of the morning. with washington once again careening towards a fiscal crisis, this one now about debt and spending. the president used his last news conference of his first term to make it clear he intends to stand firm and refuse to negotiate over the debt limit. >> republicans in congress have would choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. they will not collect ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> the president rejected calls from senate democrats to use some form of an 11th hour executive action. whether it i
can. okay, josh, thanks for that. >>> we're going to go to washington now, where president obama spent most of his final first term press conference calling out republicans on their next big government showdown. it's over the debt limit. the government loses borrowing authority to pay america's bills in about a month. and jonathan karl is covering it from the white house. jon, the president was clear, it's up to congress to get this done. he's not going to negotiate. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president is on yet another collision course with congressional republicans. and on this one, both sides are insisting they just won't back down. late yesterday, the treasury department said if congress doesn't act, the u.s. government will hit the limit of how much money it can borrow as early as one month from today. >> we are not a deadbeat nation. america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. >> reporter: president obama used the last news conference of his first term to issue an ultimatum to congr
. >>> the finger pointing has long since started in washington as the debt ceiling key bait speaks up. president obama issued this warning to house republicans during a news conference yesterday. take a listen. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the people is not eleven rafrmged to with used. it is not a bargaining chip. and they'd better choose quickly because time is running short. >> representative lynn jenkins is a republican from kansas. she is also the house republican vice chair. i guess basically i should ask you to respond to the president. >> well, i wish the president would stop campaigns and come over to the hill and have a conversation with us. republicans are willing to work with this situation which is our out of control wasest watt errand spending. >> you'd like to have him -- he sayed yesterday he has a nice pick imevery year. he said this in the wall street toufrpd. it's wrong to think of it as ooh long stamp. those days are onner. that debt limbet is one of the last steps toing tagt tachlkts there ar
let me ask you what's going on in washington with ought growing talks. let me play what president obama said about that. >> markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money. every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow and hire. >> if we default, what would be the impact on your industry and the u.s. economy as a whole. >> well, i think it would be clearly a very significant impact. the important thing i think about this discussion is when we're looking at it in a more holistic fashion, what are we going to do to reduce the budget deficits and also deal with the trade deficits, but even more importantly, what do we do to create an environment where businesses can grow and we can expand economic development? because this is still a very, very fragile expansion, though it is a expansion from probably the deepest recession we've ever been in wince the depression. a lot of pent-up demand, so i think this debate is centered on the right thing, what do we do to create an environment whe
can be connected to two groups. >> in washington, dc, vice president biden's gun control task force could reveal recommendations today. president obama said yesterday that he is reviewing a proposal congress will likely need to approve the recommendations but the president added that there are some steps he can take without congressional approval. the national rifle association is vowing to fight any new gun control action. >> after a decade of denial, sometimes bitter denial, lance armstrong is admitting to doping. he admitted it yesterday in an interview with oprah. new video shows oprah before the interview with the former cycling champ in austin, texas, and the doping admission could bring a federal lawsuit against armstrong. we will have more on the story coming up for you at 6:30 including what lance armstrong told oprah and why the federal government is paying such close attention. >> traffic and weather are next together on the abc7 only news. here is the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving fine. it is clear. it is cold. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and
to recover fully. >>> president obama is going over the vice president's proposals about tougher gun laws. we could possibly see an executive order by the president by the end of the week. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there is a new poll out showing most americans would support tougher laws. kyla? >> reporter: the pew research center poll shows more people want more restrictions on gunn buyers. of those polled, 85% won background checks for private fun sales and those who buy weapons at shows. 80% say the mentally ill should not be allowed to buy guns and over half say there should not be an -- be a ban on the assault weapons. president obama says he could use his power to create stricter gun laws in the next few days. he's reviewing the proposals from the vice president's task force on stemming the gun violence. there's talk of abandoniand lim high-capacity magazine clips. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: and we expect to learn more about the president's plans
not sizable, i don't know what kind of size you're expecting because of all the wranglings in washington. what you're talking about, ed, is an opportunity for businesses and washington to work together on energy. we're not seeing that. >> obama has been more energy friendly than people would like to admit. numbers back it up. production doing very, very well when he's been in office and the other thing i'm saying -- >> what about the keystone pipeline? >> nothing has come of it yet, but let me tell you there are other pipelines producing pretty well without that pipeline. we're talking 16% last year, 14% increase this year, another 10% the year after that. we're going to look at almost a 50% increase in oil production in four years in the united states so something seems to be working and it's not -- washington can't seem to stop it because the technology and the raw materials seem to be there. >> despite, despite washington. >> david, jump in here. how are you investing today? >> well, you know, we've talked about the vix earnings. right now we're coming off a trough in the third quarter. we
the hour. martha: so debt talks are also heating up now in washington as the national debt is speeding towards the country's spending limit once again, folks. you know what that means. talking about time to raise the debt ceiling, right? president obama warned he will not enter into another game of brinkmanship as he referred to it over the debt sealing with republicans. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is in fact a safe bet. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. martha: a lot of talk about the president's demeanor at that news conference yesterday. we'll get into that a little bit more coming up but for now does this really come down to an issue of raising the spending limit or defaulting on our credibility as the president has talked about. let's bring in stuart varney, host of "varney &
ill as well. we will go live to washington a few minutes from now. >> fresh off the fiscal cliff, president obama is digging in his heels on the next battle, raising the debt ceiling. in a news conference, he said he would not trade cuts in government spending which republicans want in exchange for raising the borrowing limit. trimg the deficit should be separate from the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is a america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> john boehner said the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. >> listen to this. a medical scare in a buffalo, new york veteran's hospital. many may have been exposed to hiv. the pens are designed to be used by one person, but many of them were used on multiple people. >> surfers, beware. you have to look at this video. it's shocking. >> standing on the shore? >> he has his toes in the water. two sharks were spotted dangerously close to shore in honolulu. this was off of oahu. they are li
, in washington, the clock is ticking. just a month away from reaching our debt limit. they are considering proposing a delay to president obama's health care law in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. rich edson has the latest. rich: they have been figuring out what they want to propose. perhaps floating a delight in the implementation of the president's health care law. the bulk of the spending starts in 2014. that is just one of them any options they are hoping to discuss. major tax and entitlement reform. that will be discussed throughout the rest of the week. >> we have to come to a point where we stand and fight. i hope this is the time. there is no such thing in this definition. we'll pay social security, will you pay medicare or would you use it as a tool to try to get the house republicans to cave? rich: president obama said he will not negotiate. he will talk spending cuts and, perhaps, revenue. back to you. lori: thank you so much. new warnings on the debt ceiling. timothy geithner telling congressional leaders that the u.s. will exhaust its limit mid-february. bernanke urging
that the folks in kansas not looblging for new laws out of washington but mother jones, the liberal or progressive website, labeled out 14 ways obama can push gun control without congress. some of the things on the list, they say actually appoint a full-time atf director. a lot of people might be surprise there had's not a full-time director for the alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives bureau. we know the controversy of the past and say prosecute people that try to buy guns illegally. according to the article, in 2009, people legally prohibited from buying guns tried to get them and 0.1% were pros kutded, governor rendell. >> mother jones is right. those are things we have got to do. look, it's got to be a comprehensive, all-out attack on this. i would disagree slightly with molly. i don't think chances of passage of those assault rifles and all that's all that slim because there are republican congressmen of suburban areas in philadelphia, for example, four suburban republican congressmen, they vote against an assault rifles ban. they vote against high capacity magazines ban.
talking about this morning in washington when i marked the occasion with his son martin luther king iii. it's what president obama was talking about when he dedicated the king memorial in 2011. >> progress was hard. progress was purchased through enduring the smack of billy clubs and the blast of fire hoses. nearly 50 years after the march on washington, our work, dr. king's work is not yet complete. >> back in dr. king's day voter suppression was enforced by fire hoses and billy clubs. today it's more subtle. but just as dangerous. rnc chairman reince priebus is arguing to change the rules in their state for how they award in presidential elections. you should this kind of plan. might have won the white house last year, not barack obama. priebus says quote, it's something a lot of states have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at. priebus supports this now
house press room. we are learning that president obama will announce tomorrow his plans for gun control in this country, including according to the "washington post," an assault weapons ban and some limits on the number of cartridges that can be held in magazines. that's according to "the washington post," those to be announced tomorrow. we are going to hear the official announcement of the timing of the white house announcement when the presidential press secretary steps to the microphone there in the brady press briefing room. that is scheduled for any minute now. we'll keep an ear on it and let you know if there is news coming out of it. jenna: as washington debates really what to do about gun violence one school district accelerating its plans to arm school guards, plans it had in mays well before the connecticut shooting tragedy. the butler school district in western pennsylvania is hardly alone when it comes to having an armed security presence on school grounds. again they are carrying out plans they made in the past. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live from butler
press club in washington dc. mayor antonio villaraigosa addressed the defense budget, president obama's cabinet picks, and his political future. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. my name is theresa werner and i am 105th president of the national press club. that we are the world leading organization for journalists, committed to our profession's future and programming an event such as this are fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at to be ww.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public for national press club institute, please visit press.org/institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those attending today's event. our head table includes guest of our speakers as well as working journalist for club members. and if you hear applause in the audience, please note that members of the general public are attending and so is not necessarily evidence of objectivity. i would also like to offer to welcome our public audiences a
. good night from washington it. >> dana: hello, i'm dana perino with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, eric bolling, andrea tantaros. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: earlier today, president obama held the final press conference of his first term in the east room of the white house. the main attraction, our old friend the debt ceiling. they could default on the debt, unless the debt ceiling is raised. republicans want the president to cut spending before they i gree on a deal. but the president at no time seem eager for compromise. listen. >> we have to stop lurking from crisis to crisis to crisis. when there is a clear pass that requires discipline, responsibility and compromise. >> dana: yet, he showed little willingness to do so. >> i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce the deficit, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have racked up. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with gun at the head of the people. >> dana: interesting choice of wor
for us. thank you. >> thank you. >> now here is matt. >>> savannah, thank you. now to washington where president obama is reviewing the recommendations from vice president joe biden and his task force on curbing gun violence. the president has signaled he is ready for a fight on that issue and much more. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and political director. hi, chuck. >> reporter: good morning. this morning the president will unveil his gun proposals he would like to see passed. the realities of the tough politics of getting it through congress continue to hang in the air with even the president himself expressing some frustration that he realizes he won't get everything he wants. >> if there's a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: one month after the newtown school shooting, president obama is set to unveil new gun policy proposals this week based on the work of vice president joe biden's task force. at a news conference monday, the president offered a preview. >> we have to have stronger
is not supportive. lou: have always been. >> the new "washington post" poll out today. people want tougher district -- tougher restrictions. universal buckram checks. >> absolutely. here is what i am not for. i am not for the little obama game. give me a little bit and i will show you how much should take. he can jump that stuff, and that help the republican party is to be enough to play that game. will we do. these are the folks to continue to say they can only handle one thing at the time, the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, foreign policy, for crying aloud to wed till this suggests to us that there are actually capable of handling grownup work i say no to take you. let's wait until adults step into their shoes. >> at the other position. universal background checks on a bipartisan basis, mental health to a violent video games carry comprehensive legislation. >> video games, you're tapping first amendment, so here is one in two. lou: said the gingrich the first amendment is the issue of video games. lou: we are going to get to that. you knew what i was going to do and tonight. there is a strategy
. good night from washington. e. for all of us here, thank you. >> the factor is on tonight. >> this is pretty state fore regard. either congress pays the bills or doesn't. >> president obama is wrong about that. the vital issue is eliminating some of those bills as the nation's debt spirals out of control. brit hume and i will analyze mr. obama's press conference today. >> usa today says al-jazeera is buying current tv. it was co founded by former vice president al gore. >> another example of media corruption. the network news pretty much ignoring the al gore al-jazeera story. can you image if mitt romney did with go what gore did. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> yeah. >> confidence. >> did hollywood snub the movie zero dark 30 because it did not toe the liberal line. >> whatit's going to happen. >> when? >> tonight. >> caution you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi, i am bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. the talking points memo will be on the media coverage of al gore's al-jazeera deal and that wi
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